Who said being in an office all day has to be a total drag? Why not amp up your workspace with a dash of vibrancy and life? Everyone can use a little positive energy in the office to put some extra pep in their step. Plus, you need to maintain your physique to stay relevant on Instagram. All of these reasons and more are why you’re here right now to view my ultimate guide to choosing the best office workout equipment.
In this animated guide, I share:
- The Best Office Exercise Equipment
- Workout Equipment Reviews
|#1) Exerpeutic 900 Bluetooth Under Desk Exercise Bike||
|#2) DeskCycle 2||
|#3) OYO Personal Gym||
|#4) Core Prodigy Python Power Twister||
|#5) iMovR ThermoTread GT||
|#6) Rebel Treadmill 1000||
|#7) Cubii Pro||
|#9) Xterra Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike||
|#10) Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper w/ Resistance Bands||
|Bonus Pick: Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair||
Best Office Workout Equipment Reviews
Are you as excited as I am? There’s a ton of awesome office workout ideas flowing through my mind right now. The options are limitless with the office workout equipment in my Top 10. Which piece of equipment suits you the best? Are you searching for a super low-impact cardio workout that provides a distraction-free experience? Perhaps you want to get shredded and beef up those muscles of yours while you work? No matter your goals, the equipment in this guide has got you covered.
In this section, I share reviews of the pieces of equipment that are making their debut on my site. If you already noticed a piece of equipment that caught your eye in the chart above, be sure to check for a link to the full review. If there’s no link, scroll down to check out the reviews below.
OYO Personal Gym
I’m a huge fan of the OYO personal gym and the concept behind it. Expect to see a lot more portable gym equipment being released in the next few years using this same tech. OYO is already ahead of the pack with its personal gym. What makes this piece of equipment so special? The biggest advantage is portability, followed closely by versatility.
The OYO personal gym is like having a set of dumbells and more in a small package, just think NASA-approved technology. The OYO gym incorporates NASA SpiraFlex technology that’s been used in space to keep astronauts fit for over a decade. There’s even a NASA study that proved SpiraFlex tech increases lean muscle size and strength as much as free weights.
Another awesome thing about SpiraFlex is its longevity. Compared to steel spring systems, SpiraFlex tech lasts 10X longer (*), meaning the OYO gym won’t give out on you or lose resistance over time. This is one of the greatest features of the product since consistency is key when building lean muscle mass. The last thing you want is an unreliable piece of equipment.
Lastly, the OYO gym folds up neatly and can be stored in your desk drawer along with the resistance FlexPacks. No one will ever know you’ve been sculpting your arms in your office, and when they ask if you go to the gym, tell ’em, “Nah, it’s all-natural.”
Core Prodigy Python Power Twister
Is the OYO Personal Gym too soft for you? Not enough resistance? Well, step up the resistance with the Python Power Twister. The resistance range of the Power Twister is 40 – 100 lbs, meaning it’s not built for weak arms. This is a plus and a minus, depending on where you’re at in your fitness journey and whether you want your arms to look pumped like Vin Diesel. Also, the range of workouts is limited to upper-body work, while the OYO Personal Gym offers a full set of total-body workouts.
Having said that, the Python Power Twister is awesome and more up my alley than the OYO gym. With this lightweight and compact piece of office workout equipment, you have the ability to shred your chest, serratus, back, low lats, shoulders, and biceps in the comfort of your office. It’s also great for working up a quick pump in case the officemate you’ve been crushing hard on happens to walk by.
The final feature I want to highlight is the internal safety spring in the Python Power Twister. Power twisters are inherently somewhat dangerous in the event that one snaps during use. The built-in safety spring in the Python Power Twister keeps the handles together should the coil snap.
The MaxiClimber is one of those rare pieces of “As Seen on TV” gym equipment that actually works, however, that doesn’t mean it’s as amazing as they want you to believe. It does work, yet it’s surely not the best office gym equipment, hence why I ranked it after the bikes, portable gyms, and mini-ellipticals. With that out of the way, let’s focus on what makes the MaxiClimber worthy of a spot in my Top 10.
The advantages of the MaxClimber are it’s amazingly simple to use for everyone, it’s a low-impact total-body cardio workout that burns calories, and the machine itself compacts neatly to store in a closet or tight space. Once you’re ready for a quick vertical climber workout, there’s no assembly required or complicated steps to get moving in a hurry, which is a big reason why I like the MaxiClimber.
It’s also a good option for people who want a harder cardio workout than a piece of under desk exercise equipment provides yet is still easy on the joints. Expect to burn more calories during a MaxiClimber workout than you would during an under-desk cycle or elliptical workout.
Xterra Fitness FB150
If the under-desk cycle isn’t your thing, you might be better suited for a folding exercise bike. The downsides are the need to leave your desk to use it, it takes up more space than an under-desk cycle, and the workout requires more focus. The advantages are a more intense workout to burn more calories, more accurate fitness stat tracking with the hand pulse grips, and just an overall better cardio workout.
The FB150 is more than fairly priced and one of the top-rated folding bikes currently on the market. When folded, the footprint is ridiculously small at just 18.1″ x 18.1″, and it weighs just 32 lbs total. As long as you have enough room for it, a folding bike is a good option for burning calories and keeping your leg muscles toned.
Sunny Health and Fitness Mini Stepper
The last piece of office workout equipment in my Top 10 is the Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands. What I like the most about the mini stepper for office use is despite its compact size, it delivers an efficient total-body cardio workout with the resistance bands. It’s about the same size as an under-desk elliptical, yet it offers a full-body workout for toning.
The feature in this machine that stands out is the height-adjustable pedals that allow you to switch between bigger and smaller steps for different workouts and intensity levels. Simply turn the control knob to raise or lower the pedal height for various workouts. The resistance bands are removable, so no need to worry about them getting in the way when you don’t want to use them.
The mini-stepper workout itself is good for targeting your core muscles, glutes, and legs. When combined with the resistance bands, the workout transforms into a total-body toning workout. Overall, this is a worthy piece of office exercise equipment that’s best for people who desire something a bit more strenuous than what a mini-elliptical or mini-bike offers.
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
Now it’s time to wrap up my office workout equipment guide with my bonus pick, the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair. Never underestimate the importance of posture. A person with good posture is a person that instantly commands respect from anyone who happens to be graced by their presence.
According to the voodoo experts, sitting on an exercise balance ball chair increases focus and awareness through micro-movements and constant stimulation. I think we can all agree that a need to constantly balance your body on autopilot does work wonders for the body, particularly on posture.
What I like the most is that the ball is removable. In essence, you get a rolling chair and an exercise ball holder in one. I like to do core workouts on a yoga ball because of the enhanced back support. It also feels amazing to lay back on a yoga ball and stretch my lower back. With this chair, you can easily remove the ball any time you want to do an office exercise ball workout.
Lastly, the locking caster wheels are a nice touch to keep you in place while you do your micro-balancing thing. Plus, there’s a back support bar for much-needed lumbar support.
Well, that was certainly fun. I’m confident that there’s a piece of office workout equipment here to suit your needs. The key to choosing the right piece of equipment is to follow the steps below:
- Identify your fitness goals
- Measure your office space, particularly your desk height
- Consider how quiet the machine is (especially if you plan to exercise in a shared space)
- Check your budget
Just those four easy steps are all you need to land on the best office exercise equipment for your workspace. You might even find that multiple pieces of equipment are ready to join your office fitness routine. Efficient multitasking is an integral part of success in today’s world, and office fitness is growing in popularity because of it. Don’t get left behind!